Katie Couric, Danny DeVito Politicize Gun Violence at ‘Under the Gun’ Premiere

“Under the Gun,” the provocative new documentary exploring America’s gun violence, executive produced by Katie Couric and helmed by Stephanie Soechtig, had its Los Angeles premiere at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. The controversial film drew celebrity attendees Danny DeVito, Louis Gossett Jr., Gene Simmons, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jason George and Glenn Howerton…. Read more »

Hulu Confirms ‘Hulu Live’ Skinny Bundle & Live Nation Concert Deal – Newfront

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins this morning confirmed plans to offer Hulu Live, a “skinny bundle” of offerings that will include real-time delivery of broadcast and pay TV network channels that won’t require a cable connection. The service will be offered sometime in the next year; no price was mentioned, but reports have pegged the fee at $40 per month. With Hulu owners Disney and Fox, along with silent partner Comcast, the prospects look good for a major upgrade for cord-cutters…

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‘Big Bad Wolves’ Helmers Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado Exit Bruce Willis ‘Death Wish’ Remake

EXCLUSIVE: Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado have exited Death Wish, the MGM/Paramount remake of the 1974 hit that Bruce Willis will star in, reprising the reluctant vigilante made famous by Charles Bronson. They are the Israeli filmmakers who made their debut with Rabies and then followed with 2013’s Big Bad Wolves, a violent, high-octane thriller that became a cult favorite. They do stylized action, with a sense of humor, and they wanted to inject some of that into this…

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Few Bits – “Summer Sun” (Stereogum Premiere)

Few Bits Summer SunBelgian dreampop group Few Bits is essentially vocalist/guitarist Karolien Van Ransbeeck with help from friends. I happened to catch a bit of their US debut at SXSW randomly, and it stuck with me. Their deft mix of shimmering guitar layers, gauzy vocals, and churning grooves registered as something to keep an ear on. Apparently, I … More »

Stacey Dash Cast As Chicago Mayor In ‘Sharknado: The 4th Awakens’ Amid Slew Of Cameos

Stacey Dash, Clueless actor-turned-Fox News commentator who dismissed as “ludicrous” the outrage over the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations, who has called for an end to Black History Month (because there isn’t a White History Month) and who has called for the shuttering of BET network, has been cast as the mayor of Chicago in Syfy’s Sharknado: The 4th Awakens.
Yet, in a world in which Donald Trump is now within spitting distance of the White House, Dash…

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Owen Gleiberman Joins Variety as Chief Film Critic

Variety has hired famed movie reviewer Owen Gleiberman as chief film critic. Gleiberman, who worked for Entertainment Weekly for 24 years, will be based in Variety’s New York offices. He shares the title of chief film critic with Peter Debruge, who will be relocating back to Los Angeles from Paris at the end of June…. Read more »